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Temple churchyard. View of gravestone of John Craig, d. 1742.

SC 549697

Description Temple churchyard. View of gravestone of John Craig, d. 1742.

Collection H D Wylie

Catalogue Number SC 549697

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of ML 1186

Scope and Content Gravestone of John Craig, Temple churchyard, Midlothian This gravestone commemorates John Craig, a local tenant farmer at 'Outorstoun', who died in 1742 aged 68. Flanking the inscription panel are two bands of decoration composed of skulls, crossbones and crossed scythes and arrows: the weapons of death. Each of these represent mortality and death. A winged cherub symbolises the soul's ascent to heaven. The graveyards of Scotland are an important part of the cultural heritage of the country and can provide fascinating information for people interested in family or local history, as well as vernacular art. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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People and Organisations


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Attribution: © Courtesy of HES (H D Wyllie Collection)

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